Network Operator

Barwon Water

Location: Geelong - Flexible Options

Job Type: Full time, Part time


Network Operator

  • Impactful role set across locations within Geelong
  • Flexible and supportive culture
  • Community values centric organisation

Like working outdoors applying your technical skills and practical mindset? Are you interested in being part of something bigger, that makes an impact on our region? Do you want to be given the support to grow a career you didn’t realise was possible? If you like problem solving and finding innovative solutions, Barwon Water would love to hear from you…

About the role

The Operations team at Barwon Water is a diverse and broadly skilled group, providing essential services to our rapidly growing region. As a Network Operator, you will work in a fast-paced setting, in a key role that will underpin our commitment for safe, secure and affordable water services across our region in line with our Strategy 2030.

Network Operators provide a vital function across the Geelong region. You will thrive being exposed to and experiencing some of our most complex water systems. On top of the system operations, routine inspections and critical maintenance, there are opportunities to innovate and improve our services to our customers and the local community.

You’ll be part of a team that is responsible for efficient and effective operation of network assets such as disinfection plant process, tanks, pumps, pipes, valves by undertaking monitoring, optimisation and maintenance activities.

About you

You’re a safety champion, motivated, team player and able to work systematically whilst proactively identifying problems and developing innovative solutions, with a real drive for continuous improvement.

With excellent communication skills, you enjoy a collaborative and supportive environment as you build strong relationships, contributing to the overall team goal and to be able to represent Barwon Water in the community.

Whilst water industry experience will be an advantage, we will support the successful candidate in obtaining a Certificate III in Water Industry operations. The role will require you to be part of an on-call roster where you may be required to work outside standard work hours to respond to out of hours operational events.

A pre-employment medical, including health, drug and alcohol assessment is required for this position and part of our selection process.

As large component of this field-based role requires vehicle travel across Barwon Water facilities, a current Victorian driver’s licence will be required.

About Us

Barwon Water is Victoria's largest regional urban water corporation, with more than 110 years’ experience in delivering world-class water, sewerage and recycled water services to our customers and community. More than just taps and toilets, we’re a pivotal player in the region’s ongoing social, economic and environmental prosperity.

We are committed to our people and provide flexible working arrangements in line with business needs.

Why join us?

At Barwon Water, we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. Enjoy being part of an organisation that values results, personal and professional growth, workplace diversity and a balance between work and life commitments.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Get in touch

Does this opportunity sound like it might be a good fit for you?

Our work requires more than just engineering and scientific solutions. We’re learning from the tens of thousands of years of knowledge and insight from Traditional Custodians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

Ready to apply? Submit your cover letter and a copy of your resume

Enquiries to John McKenna, Urban Lead Operator, on 0418 403 172.

Applications close Sunday, 11 June 2023.

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